Backend / API Engineer, Local Payment Methods

Who we are

About Stripe

Stripe is a financial infrastructure platform for businesses. Millions of companies—from the world’s largest enterprises to the most ambitious startups—use Stripe to accept payments, grow their revenue, and accelerate new business opportunities. Our mission is to increase the GDP of the internet, and we have a staggering amount of work ahead. That means you have an unprecedented opportunity to put the global economy within everyone’s reach while doing the most important work of your career.

About the team

Stripe’s payments products have helped to accelerate many of the world’s most innovative companies, and the Payments Methods team owns one of Stripe’s most critical workflows, a platform that processes billions of dollars in payments annually. Engineers on the team have the opportunity to expand the reach of Stripe’s global payments network, design and implement novel payment capabilities, and deliver best-in-class reliability and performance.

There is a lot of innovation happening in the payments space. We see more and more payment methods coming to the Buy Now Pay Later, Digital Wallets, Crypto payments space. These provide more benefits to merchants and enable functionality that was not present before. These innovations are only increasing as new payment methods come to market each month. The Payment Method Platform team is building the Platform that connects payment method providers with millions of Stripe users quickly. We're responsible for building new product experiences that help providers to improve their integration, boost their conversion, and grow their business. We also own the end-to-end journey for users adopting new payment methods.

What you’ll do

We're looking for product-minded engineers who are passionate about building high polish user experiences and excited about collaborating with a diverse set of cross-functional team members. You'll play a key role in helping millions of businesses on Stripe grow their revenue. This is also a unique opportunity to learn how Stripe maintains its reputation for great developer tools while launching new product experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Scope, design and implement the unique, large scale, high-performance distributed computing engine to handle billions of money movement requests in face of complex and often changing business logic
  • Scope, design and implement highly performant hybrid transaction processing solution for large scale financial data
  • Scope, design and build a comprehensive set of tools to enable effective and delightful developer experience for payment related products by codifying complex payment logic and engineering needs with declarative artifacts (data model, rules, configurations, etc)
  • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization such as product, design, infrastructure, and operations to improve GPTN capabilities and accelerate its adoption
  • Design, build, and maintain beautiful, robust, and powerful APIs and services for existing products and new products
  • Help debug and solve critical production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack
  • Work with engineers across the company to build new features at large-scale, while improve internal engineering standards, tooling, and processes

We’re looking for someone who meets the minimum requirements to be considered for the role. If you meet these requirements, you are encouraged to apply. The preferred qualifications are a bonus, not a requirement.

Minimum requirements

  • 3+ years of experience with software engineering
  • Strong coding skills in Java or related languages for building high performance services
  • Good understanding and practical knowledge in cloud based services (e.g. gRPC, GraphQL, Docker/Kubernetes, cloud services such as AWS, etc.) 
  • Strong expertise and practical knowledge in database technologies particularly in utilizing large scale databases in the cloud, which includes clustering, sharding and failure recovery of RDBMS, Key-value store, and document databases
  • Familiarity with the full life cycle of software development, from design and implementation to testing and deployment
  • Strong analytical capability especially in modeling complex business flows and turning the business requirements into programatic artifacts such as data models, algorithms, and API designs 

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in systems engineering on large scale testing, as well as reliability, security, and observability  
  • Prior knowledge in financial technology space, particularly in payment processing

Hybrid work at Stripe

This role is available either in an office or a remote location (typically, 35+ miles or 56+ km from a Stripe office).

Office-assigned Stripes spend at least 50% of the time in a given month in their local office or with users. This hits a balance between bringing people together for in-person collaboration and learning from each other, while supporting flexibility about how to do this in a way that makes sense for individuals and their teams.

A remote location, in most cases, is defined as being 35 miles (56 kilometers) or more from one of our offices. While you would be welcome to come into the office for team/business meetings, on-sites, meet-ups, and events, our expectation is you would regularly work from home rather than a Stripe office. Stripe does not cover the cost of relocating to a remote location. We encourage you to apply for roles that match the location where you currently or plan to live.

Pay and benefits

The annual US base salary range for this role is $136,800 - $205,200. For sales roles, the range provided is the role’s On Target Earnings ("OTE") range, meaning that the range includes both the sales commissions/sales bonuses target and annual base salary for the role. This salary range may be inclusive of several career levels at Stripe and will be narrowed during the interview process based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s experience, qualifications, and location. Applicants interested in this role and who are not located in the US may request the annual salary range for their location during the interview process.

Additional benefits for this role may include: equity, company bonus or sales commissions/bonuses; 401(k) plan; medical, dental, and vision benefits; and wellness stipends.

Office locations

Seattle, or Chicago

Remote locations

Remote in United States

Team

Payments

Job type

Full time

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We look forward to hearing from you

At Stripe, we're looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You're encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description. Your skills and passion will stand out—and set you apart—especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. At Stripe, we welcome diverse perspectives and people who think rigorously and aren't afraid to challenge assumptions. Join us.